larmier definition

  • noun:
    • A tearpit.
    • See tearpit.
    • In architecture, another name for the corona; in addition, any horizontal user or string-course similar in profile to a corona, projecting from face of a wall to throw off rainfall which would usually trickle-down. These types of larmiers are especially common in medieval architecture.
    • In zoology, the tear-bag; a subcutaneous sebaceous gland or hair follicle of sundry ruminants, because the Cervidæ or deer, situated in skin below each eye, and starting upon the cheek nearby the inner corner of eye to discharge its viscid secretion.

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